I wanted to drop a line to thank this site in being instrumental in getting aid & attendance approved for a lady my wife and I are caregivers for. First I read and studied your site to see the requirements needed before I started. I gathered all documents that it stated I needed and I got the needed forms through this site. I submitted everything you asked for and more. I sent copies of utility bills, bank statements, property tax statement, insurance costs, and other items to show the need for the assistance. I also submitted a long letter explaining in detail the ongoing needs and the reasons financial assistance was greatly needed. I also contacted my congressman and senator and asked for help. I hope your political folks are as good as mine as they responded immediately and contacted the VA on the widows behalf. I submitted my claim at the end of October 2007 and the claim was approved Feb29, 2008. I read so many horror stories about the denials and appeals I was very worried about even getting the assistance. I applaud the VA on the results I achieved in this amount of time as I know they are swamped with many needed people. I wanted to share a sucess story so you may keep your hopes up. Make sure you have all the appropriate forms and documentation and read carefully the assistance offered here. I pray your results will be as mine.